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Meaning and name origin

Kit \kit\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Kit), is of Greek and Latin origin, and the meaning of Kit is "pure; follower of Christ". Kit is a variant of Catherine (Greek): from "katharos". Also a variant of Christina (Latin): simplified form of Christiana, feminine of Christianus (see Christian), or a Latin form of Middle English Christin "Christian" (Old English "christen", from Latin). Kit is also used as a variant of Katherine (Greek), Kitty.


Kit has 6 variant forms: Cait, Cat, Cate, Kait, Kat, Kate.


Kit is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3374 out of 4276, Top 79%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Kit and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Katherine (#83), Catherine (#170), Kate (#207), Christina (#326), Kitty and Cate. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Katherine, Catherine, Kate, Christina, Kitty in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Katherine, Catherine, Kate, Christina, Cate outside U.S.

Similar Names

Kit is also pronounced similarly to Kaite and Katt. Other suggested similar baby names are Bit, Kaity, Kata, Kati, Katy, Kia, Kim and Kitti. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kit.